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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Coca–Cola Coast Care Awards, Live Here Love Here are calling for you to nominate your Coastal and Inland Waterway Hero!

Friday 1st September

Castlerock Walk Fest

Saturday 2nd September
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Car Bazaar

Saturday 2nd September
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Autumn Book Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd September
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bushcraft for Beginners

Saturday 2nd September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£35 including a packed lunch

Rea’s Wood – Removal of Sycamore Trees in Wet–woodland

Sunday 3rd September
Rea’s Wood Antrim


Ards Beach Cleaning

Saturday 9th September
Strangford Lough meet at Portaferry
No Charge

NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

Saturday 9th September
Benburb Castle

NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park


NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

Monday 11th September
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre


NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

Wednesday 13th September
Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

Thursday 14th September

NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

Thursday 14th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

Friday 15th September
Creggan Country Park

Hedge Fun

Saturday 16th September
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Wildlife Tracking

Saturday 16th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

Saturday 16th September
Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
£5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

MCS Beachwatch

Sunday 17th September
Murlough NNR
No Charge

Foraging for Wild Foods and Medicine

Sunday 17th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre

Killard Point near Strangford – Beachwatch

Sunday 17th September
Killard Point


Blue Opportunities: The Marine Economy in the NPA

Thursday 21st September
Marine Institute, Rinville West, Oranmore, Galway


Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 24th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cultural Sow, Grow, Munch – Cultural Cuisine and Indoor Gardening Course

Monday 25th September
Contact Kerry for more information


Brexit: Debating the Way Forward for Agriculture and the Environment in Northern Ireland

Friday 29th September
CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Rd, BT41 4PS

Red Squirrel Day

Saturday 30th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Tea Blending

Saturday 30th September
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


Sign the Tree Charter today! 21 July 2017

Support the Charter for Trees, Woods and People



6th November 2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. To mark this important moment in history, the Woodland Trust and partners will launch a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The new Tree Charter will recognise, celebrate and protect the right of the UK public to access trees and woods.

The Tree Charter will draw its strength from the participation of the people, and we want hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to sign up.

Be a part of this historic moment, support the Tree Charter today. For every signature we receive, the Woodland Trust will plant a tree!

How you can help

1. Sign the Tree Charter! Add your name to the 70,000 who have already pledged their support:

2. Print copies of the Tree Charter signature sheet and share them with your friends, family and co–workers

Please deliver completed signature sheets to:

Northern Ireland Environment Link, 89 Loopland Drive, Belfast BT6 9DW


The Woodland Trust, 1 Dufferin Ave, Bangor BT20 3BX

Alternatively, you can scan completed signature sheets and e–mail these to

3. Spread the word! Share the Tree Charter on social media. Please include the sign–up link and don’t forget to use the #treecharter hashtag!

4. Embed the Tree Charter widget on your website using the below code

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Please note the width and height can be modified manually to fit on your webpages.

For more information, please visit the Tree Charter website: